ACAP-Hickory, a local chapter of ACAPcommunity, offers FREE educational programs to adult-child caregivers, other family caregivers and professionals in the Hickory, NC area. Programs are held the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory. Hope you will join us!
Partnering with Medical Professionals for Mom’s and Dad’s Best Care
Date / Time: Tuesday, August 8, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 N. Center, Street, Hickory)
Presenter: Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice
As parents age, medical issues often arise. Adult-children frequently become the ones who schedule appointments for their aging parents, accompany them to medical visits, help explain medicines and interpret treatments to parents and help explain parents’ symptoms to medical staff, serving as their parents’ advocates and caregivers. Particularly for family members who have no (or limited) medical training, ensuring Mom and Dad receive the medical care they need can be overwhelming.
Julie Packer, RN/MSN and experienced liaison with area physicians, will share understandings from her years as a registered nurse, knowledge gleaned from her professional relationships with physicians and other medical staff, and insight from her own personal experience as an adult-child caregiver for her aging parents. During the program, attendees will learn:
Hope you will join us for this important program!
To register for this FREE program, please contact Frances Hall — 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
Although designed for adult-child caregivers, ACAP programs are open to all.
ACAP-Hickory 2017 Programs
ACAP-Hickory provides information, resources, support and community for adult-children as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves. ACAP-Hickory meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 North Center Street, Hickory). (Please note that the December program is scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.) While the cost-free monthly educational programs are designed for adult-child caregivers, sessions are open to all who are interested. Advance registration is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate planning. To register for ACAP-Hickory programs, please email fhall@ACAPcommunity.org or call, toll-free, 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
|Program Date and Time||Topic||Presenter|
|January 10||Where Can I Turn for Help? Community Resources and Services||Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging|
|February 14||Five Legal Documents Everyone Needs||Presenter: Kimberly H. Whitley, JD, Partner, Patrick, Harper & Dixon Attorneys at Law|
|March 14||Driving and Aging||Presenter: Miriam Young, OT/L, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Frye Regional Medical Center|
|April 11||Anxiety, Depression and Aging||Presenter: Isabelle Eustice, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Catawba Valley Medical Center|
|May 9||Meet Me Where I Am: Managing Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Other Age-Related Dementia||Presenter: Mary Ann Drummond, RN, President / CEO, Angel Tree Consulting|
|June 13||Elder Abuse and Fraud||Presenter: John J. Maron, Director, Investor Protection & Education Services Program, NC Department of the Secretary of State Securities Division|
|July 11||Paying for Healthcare: Medicare & SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program)||Presenter: Catherine Fannon, Western Regional Manager, NC Department of Insurance, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)|
|August 8||Partnering with Medical Professionals for Mom and Dad’s Best Care||Presenter: Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director/Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice|
|September 12||Beyond Canes and Rocker Knives: Assistive Devices That Help Maintain Independence||Presenter: Kelly Dant, OT/L, Frye Regional Medical Center|
|October 10||Alzheimer’s and Other Age-Related Dementias: An Overview||Presenter: Robert Brown, LCSW, Executive Director, Supportive Solutions|
|November 3||The Caregiver Community Conference||Stay tuned for details!|
|November 14||Home for the Holidays: What to Look for When Visiting Mom and Dad||Presenter: Sue Friguglietti, DHA., MA, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University, School of Occupational Therapy|
|December 12||Stay tuned for details!|